June 2016

“Celebrating Colorado Women in Journalism” — Women’s Hall of Fame honored pioneering women journalists and CPW’s 75th Anniversary

By | 2016-09-08T12:59:46-06:00 June 26th, 2016|Categories: Events|

"Celebrating Colorado Women Journalists," a special event honoring pioneering women journalists in Colorado and CPW's 75th anniversary, planned by the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. The event featured a panel discussion, "Breaking Barriers in Broadcast Journalism," with guest panelists: Reynelda Muse, veteran anchor and reporter for KCNC and CNN Cynthia Hessin, executive producer of Rocky Mountain [...]

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May 2016

CU Dean Lori Bergen talks of journalism’s future, encouraging women leaders

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29-06:00 May 21st, 2016|Categories: Events|

Ever since the University of Colorado-Boulder announced a radical remodeling of its journalism-mass comm school, we've been eager to learn about the new plan. When the first dean of the new college turned out to be a woman who was on the national advisory board of the Poynter Institute, a member of the Arthur W. Page [...]

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January 2016

Discussion on Gender Equity

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29-06:00 January 30th, 2016|Categories: Events|

Colorado Press Women started the new year with a program on"Exploring gender equity for professional women in journalism and mass communications in Colorado." We used this gathering to launch a conversation about how far women have come in our members' professions, how far we have to go, and how we can "lean in" to level the [...]

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July 2015

Barbara “Bobbi” Gigone, 2015 Colorado and National Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29-06:00 July 18th, 2015|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

In a wide-ranging career spanning more than 40 years, Barbara "Bobbi" Gigone compiled an impressive list of "firsts." First regular female news reporter at the Boulder (Colorado) Daily Camera First public information officer for Boulder County First director of the county's newly formed Department of Community Services In addition to her professional achievements, Bobbi has given [...]

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July 2014

Sandy Graham, 2014 Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:30-06:00 July 9th, 2014|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

Sandy Graham has parlayed a successful journalism career into grant writing for a beloved Colorado institution, the Children's Museum of Denver. While the transition may have surprised some people, Sandy saw it has an opportunity to use her research, interviewing and writing skills for a great cause. Despite only dabbling in small-time fundraising at her children's [...]

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May 2014

2014 CPW High School Communications Contest Awards

By | 2016-09-09T17:39:52-06:00 May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Competitions, High School Communications Contest|

Names in bold had entries in the national competition, and their placement (if any) is shown at the end of the line. Emily Anderson, Rocky Mountain High School, 2nd, Editorial, "Cost of college causes concern for Colorado" 2nd, Feature Story, "Make Way for the 5K" 1st, News Story, "Marking the Spot of Lost Innocence" — national: [...]

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July 2013

Mary Alice Parmelee, 2013 Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:30-06:00 July 28th, 2013|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

An editorial innovator, inspiring leader, patience of a saint, the most ethical person I know, walks her talk, a big heart, extraordinary sense of humor. This is how colleagues and friends describe Mary Alice Parmelee, Colorado Press Women's 2013 Communicator of Achievement. The award, given annually, recognizes a member who exemplifies professional achievement, community service and [...]

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June 2013

2013 CPW Scholarships

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:33-06:00 June 12th, 2013|Categories: College Communications Scholarship, Competitions|

Lee Ridley CPW has awarded a $1,000 scholarship in 2013 to Lee Ridley, a senior at Metropolitan State University in Denver. She carries a straight-A average with a major of social and mobile media journalism. As a nontraditional student, she has returned to college to pursue a second bachelor's degree and seek a career [...]

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July 2012

Gay Porter DeNileon, 2012 Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:33-06:00 July 18th, 2012|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

We all know what two molecules of hydrogen and one of oxygen make. For Colorado's 2012 Communicator of Achievement Gay Porter DeNileon, H2O has made the main ingredient in her successful career. Graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor's degree in journalism, Gay landed a dream job that involved H2O in all its [...]

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June 2012

2012 CPW Scholarships

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:33-06:00 June 29th, 2012|Categories: College Communications Scholarship, Competitions|

With 13 outstanding applicants for college scholarships in 2012, CPW decided to grant two awards. First-place winner, Avalon Jacka, received $1,000, and second-place winner, Kaitlyn Schlicht, received $500.   Avalon Jacka Avalon Jacka, a Colorado native, has completed her junior year at the University of Colorado. She is majoring in news-editorial journalism with a [...]

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